He said no

Warnings/notes : Yami/Yugi, slight fluff, focus on Yugi (at least for this chapter), third pov, song-inspired fic, slightly weird, hints at Ryou/Bakura and Seto/Joey.

Disclaimer : I don't own Yu-Gi-Oh. The song 'You said no' belongs to Busted.

written at 19th july 2003, by Misura

A/N : Wow! I can't believe I got 47 reviews for chapter two! *dances around the room extremely happy*

Seto : People liked me slapping Yami! ^_^

Bakura : Nonsense. It was my sexy appearance.

Anyway, sorry for not replying to reviews individually this time. Thanks a bunch for reviewing and enjoy the last part of the story!


"You're so fit, and you know it

And I only dream of you

'Cause my life's such a bitch

But you can change it

Maybe you need

Somebody just like me"

- 'You said no', Busted


Downstairs, he heard the sound of the frontdoor opening and closing again, the voice of his grandfather worriedly inquiring if everything was all right.

He didn't catch the words of Yami's reply, but apparently they satisfied his grandfather.

The stairs creaked softly.

Is he coming here?

Do I want him to?

A soft knock on his door. "Yugi?"

I wished he'd go away and leave me alone.

I wished he'd come in and hold me.

"I know you're in there."

What can I say to him?

What will he say to me?

"Please open up, Yugi."

Open up? To you?

That's what I did this evening.

Look what good it did me!

"Very well then."

The Millenium Puzzle around his neck started to glow softly as Yami appeared in the room.

I thought you said you wouldn't do that anymore, that you would respect my privacy.

/You're distressed, aibou. I couldn't just leave you to deal with it all alone./

"You know, the door wasn't locked." Yugi tried to sound light and teasing.

"You didn't want me to enter." Yami replied, seriously. "It wouldn't have been right to simply walk in then."

Yugi almost giggled.

He always manages to make me feel better.

I guess that's why I love him so much.

"But teleporting in is okay?"

Yami shrugged. "Well, yes. More or less. You didn't say I couldn't."

"True." Yugi sighed.

"What's wrong, aibou? Why won't you talk to me about it? I'm worried about you and so is Grandfather." Yami sat down next to him on the bed.

"I'm okay." Yugi said stubbornly.

He's not touching me.

Does he know? Is he disgusted by me?

"Yugi!" Yami sounded alarmed. He reached out, pulling the smaller boy closer. "Don't think such foolish things. You're the most beautiful person I know."

Yugi pushed him away, though he wasn't even sure why he did so himself.

Isn't this what I wished for?

"Then why didn't you want to dance with me, when I asked you? Why did you humiliate me like that, refusing me in front of everyone?" Yugi yelled, feeling new tears creep up in the corners of his eyes.

"Yugi ... " Yami's arms encircled him again. This time, Yugi lacked the will to break the embrace. Besides, it felt too good to be held this close to Yami, close enough to feel the other's warmth and strength. He looked up.

"Yugi ... " Yami's hand caressed his cheek. "I never meant to hurt you."

"Then why?" Yugi whispered, leaning into the touch. "Why?"

Yami sighed. "Did you see Bakura and Ryou?"

Yugi blinked, failing to see what those two had to do with anything. "Who didn't?"

"Hmmm. And what did you think of them?"

Yugi considered for a moment.

"They looked good together. Happy. But what - "

"The way they were dancing?"

Yugi blushed. "A bit intimate perhaps."

Yami shook his head. "That's not what I meant. They were good, weren't they? People were admiring them."

"Well, yes." What is he getting at?

"Yugi ... the two of us could never look like that."

"What do you mean?"

Yami bit his lip. "Yugi ... I can't dance. Not to your new kind of music. I said no because I didn't want to embarrass myself and you in front of Bakura. Or anyone else."

Yugi blinked. "That's *all*? I thought ... "

"I love you, Yugi. I always have and I always will, regardless of how you feel about me."

Yugi threw his arms around Yami, hugging him hard. "I love you too, Yami. Only I was too afraid to tell you. I should have told you sooner."

Yami smiled. "Don't blame yourself, aibou. It's my fault as well."

Yugi sighed. "So we're both sorry."

"Shall we think of some way to make it up to eachother?" Yami asked with a grin.

"Hmmm, I can think of something." Yugi giggled, feeling rather light-headed all of a sudden.

He loves me!

"Yes, I do." Yami softly kissed the tip of his nose. "Forever."

"Stop reading my mind, Yami. Or let me read yours too."

"That might be fair." Yami agreed.

Yugi closed his eyes and slowly started to blush. "You really think that way about me?"

Yami preferred kissing him to answering that question.

Which was a reply on its own, in a way.